Help available as drought bites

By DAVID HILL North Canterbury farmers are being advised to prepare for the worst as dry conditions continue to bite. Support is available, but farmers need...

Beginners luck for sheep dog Winn

By DAVID HILL Sheep dog Winn is a winner. Competing in his first sheep dog trial event at the Oxford A&P Show on Saturday, April 3,...

Dry conditions are beginning to bite

Dry . . . North Canterbury farmers are looking to the heavens for rain to boost growth and kick winter feed crops along. Photo:...

Schools perform well in agrikids contest

By DAVID HILL A small North Canterbury school exceeded its expectations at last month's young farmers event. Waikari School, which has just 37 pupils, entered three...

Roddy gets a shear of the action

Blow by blow .. Roddy Kidd, aged 84, picked up a hand-piece for the first time in 25 years to shear a sheep at...

Marie a master at multi-tasking

Farming in the blood .. Show president Marie FitzPatrick has been successfully juggling a lot of commitments in the lead-up to the Oxford A&P...

Vet was a strong family man

Dr Gerald Stone Dr Gerald Alexander Lawson Stone, a stalwart of the Rangiora community and a valued and respected veterinarian, has died, aged 83. Dr Stone,...

Regulations called unworkable

By DAVID HILL Proposed new regulations are creating a headache for farmers trying to do the right thing by the environment, the Federated Farmers' high...

Meetings go online in Covid era

By DAVID HILL Federated Farmers is looking to the future as it remembers the past. After a challenging year, the North Canterbury provincial executive has decided...

Nod for water project

By DAVID HILL A decade-long battle for a huge water storage dam near Oxford has made it out of the courts. Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL) has...
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